Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

M. Merdan, W. Lepuschitz, T. Meurer, M. Vincze:
"Towards Ontology-Based Automated Disassembly Systems";
Talk: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics Control and Instrumentation (IECON), Glendale, AZ, USA; 11-07-2010 - 11-10-2010; in: "CDROM Proceedings IECON 2010 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society", (2010), ISBN: 978-1-4244-5226-2; 1386 - 1391.

English abstract:
The disassembly of products is a key process in
the treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
When performed efficiently, it enables the maximization of
resources re-usage and a minimization of pollution. However,
currently employed automation solutions are mainly customoriented
and not quite suited to cope with the dynamic nature
of the disassembly environment resulting from the wide variety
of products to be disassembled as well as their general shape at
their disposal (e.g., scratches and fractions).
To overcome these limitations we present an ontology-based
automated disassembly system that integrates distributed multiagent
based machine control as well as vision-based real-time
path planning and robot automation. On the one side, the usage
of ontologies in combination with intelligent agents provides the
system with agility and the ability to autonomously perform softand
hardware modifications in order to perform a particular
activity (e.g., by selecting a specific tool). On the other side, the
flexible semantic coupling of the ontology with the vision system
supports the "understanding" of the captured image and enables
an automated and robust realization of the individual disassembly
operations as well as their coordination.

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